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Partner

Yoshitoshi Imoto

Biography

Yoshitoshi Imoto is a partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. He advises on all aspects of competition law for both domestic and multi-national clients in connection with M&A, joint ventures and strategic alliance projects as well as cartel investigations and follow-on private lawsuits.

He has abundant experiences and expertise in handling merger control for high profile mergers particularly in pharmaceutical industry, semi-conductor and electronics sectors and highly concentrated chemical/metal and other materials businesses. His recent professional highlights also include counseling for both domestic and international clients in relation to international cartel investigations on electronics, financial products and auto-parts.

He is a graduate of the University of Tokyo (LL.B., 2001) and Harvard Law School (LL.M., 2008). He was admitted to the Japan Bar in 2002 and worked as visiting attorney at Slaughter and May (Brussels, Competition Group) from 2012 to 2013. He also serves as director of Japan Competition Law Forum. He is fluent in Japanese and English.

He has been continuously recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific, Legal 500 (as one of the Leading Individuals in Antitrust and Competition) and Who’s Who Legal: Competition - Future Leaders 2017 and 2018 .

Education/Professional Experience

2001

The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

2002-

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

2008

Harvard Law School (LL.M.)

2008-2010

Masuda International, New York

2010

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu NY LLP

2012-2013

Slaughter & May, Brussels

2014-present

Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Seminars

November 13, 2017

NO&T Seminars

ADVANCE Corporate Law Seminar - Pioneering the Frontier in Corporate Law
2017 Part 7 Antitrust Seminar
"Competition / Antitrust Law in the New Era and Latest Practice Trends of and Dealing with the Authorities"

September 22, 2017

NO&T Seminars

Legal Updates on Chinese Legal Practice Seminar 2017 in Tokyo

December 10, 2015

NO&T Seminars

ADVANCE Corporate Law Seminar - Pioneering the Frontier in Corporate Law
Part 6 Antitrust Law Seminar - From Japan to the World and the World to Japan - Antitrust Practice in the Global Age

May 30, 2014

NO&T Seminars

Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Seminar 2014

Publications

September, 2017

Articles

Extradition and antitrust law: Businessmen involved in global cartels extradited to foreign countries (co-author)

Concurrences No.3 2017

August, 2017

Books

"The law and practice of antitrust gun jumping and information exchange - for M&A practitioners" (Author and Editor)

Shojihomu Co., Ltd.

November, 2016

Articles

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Merger Control 2017 - Chapter 26 Japan (co-author)

March, 2016

Newsletter

The JFTC's new evidence disclosure regime: a step forward for companies suspected of anti-competitive conduct?

NO&T Japan Legal Update No.4 (March, 2016)

November, 2015

Articles

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Merger Control 2016 - Chapter 26 Japan (co-author)

July, 2015

Books

Best Practices of Risk and Crisis Management–Recent Practice Lessons from Actual Cases (Co-authors)

November, 2014

Articles

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Merger Control 2015 Japan (co-author)

April, 2005

Articles

Developing a framework for emissions trading in Japan (Co-author)

The IFLR Guide to Japan 2005 (Supplement to International Financial Law Review, Janyary 2005)

Topics

April 4, 2019

Awards

High evaluation received in the 2020 Edition of "The Best Lawyers in Japan"

January 17, 2019

Awards

NO&T receives high evaluation in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019

November 30, 2018

Awards

NO&T recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019

November 26, 2018

Awards

High evaluation received in Who's Who Legal: Japan 2018

December 11, 2017

Awards

NO&T recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018

October 26, 2017

Awards

High evaluation received in Who's Who Legal: Japan 2017

January 17, 2017

Awards

NO&T recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017

February 8, 2016

Awards

NO&T recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016